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Two arrested over woman's death in Liverpool

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the "unexplained" death of a woman.

Merseyside police said the body of a 44-year-old woman was discovered after officers were called to a flat in Greenhey Gardens, Toxteth, Liverpool, at 10.20am today

The two suspects, aged 52 and 48, from Toxteth, are being questioned by detectives.

Police said a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out.

Rodgers: Liverpool exit could be blessing in disguise

Brendan Rodgers is out of Europe. Credit: PA

Brendan Rodgers is hoping Liverpool's elimination from the Europa League will help them achieve their Premier League and FA Cup goals.

The Merseyside club were knocked out on penalties by Besiktas on Thursday, but Rodgers believes this might assist them in the run-in.

At the time you don't like to say that because we want to win, and this year has been an experience for us both in the Champions League and Europa League.

A lot of young players have gained invaluable experience in Europe this year and will be better for it.

We want to be in those competitions and the Champions League consistently for the next number of years but there is no doubt with that out of the way, and after next week's game against Burnley (on Wednesday), we will go to nearly one game a week, which probably for the first time this season will give us chance to prepare every aspect.

The bigger picture for us is the Premier League and the FA Cup were our priorities, so that is still the case.

– Brendan Rodgers


Liverpool cleared of breaching UEFA FFP rules

Liverpool escaped any FFP sanctions. Credit: PA

Liverpool are have been cleared of any financial fair play breaches but Hull have been handed a £145,000 fine by UEFA.

The Reds have been one of several clubs absent from European competition last season who have been under investigation by the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB).

The CFCB met on Friday and announced that investigations into Liverpool have ended without any sanctions to be brought against the Merseyside club.

Hull, who played in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League, agreed to settle for a small fine for FFP breaches.

Rodgers defends Lovren over penalty miss

Lovren skied his penalty. Credit: PA

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers leapt to the defence of Dejan Lovren after the centre-back's failure from the spot proved crucial in their defeat to Besiktas on penalties.

The Europa League last-32 clash went to spot-kicks after Tolgay Arslan had levelled the aggregate score at 1-1 in normal time on the Reds' return to the Ataturk Stadium.

The Istanbul stadium was the venue for the Merseysiders' famous 2005 Champions League victory, also on penalties, but there was no repeat this time as Lovren missed the decisive last kick to hand Besiktas a 5-4 victory.

Dejan was happy to take a penalty - you see the five penalties takers were all confident.

The four before had experience before in a penalty competition this season - and they were confident.

We are disappointed for him because he had played really well in the game but someone has to miss, and unfortunately it was us.

– Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool crash out of Europe of penalties

Dejan Lovren missed from the spot. Credit: PA

Liverpool lost their first European penalty shoot-out as Dejan Lovren was the only man to miss from the spot against Besiktas in Istanbul.

There was no happy return to the Ataturk Stadium, where the Reds famously won the Champions League on penalties against AC Milan in 2005, as Brendan Rodgers' side exited the Europa League after a torturous affair.

Having conceded a 72nd-minute goal to substitute Tolgay Arslan to level the tie at 1-1 on aggregate Liverpool, shorn of eight senior players, had nothing left in the tank and looked dead on their feet after 120 minutes.

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